Benue state university teaching hospital cut off a woman’s breast which later discovered that she did not have breast cancer


A lady identified as Serah Shimenenge Yugh who had said went through diagnosed with Stage I invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast at age of 33 on 21st August, 2017 and got solicited of fund from NGO for her cancer treatment which also caught the attention of health minister, Osagie Ehanire after her sickness went viral


The minister said the federal government is planning to roll out a cancer treatment fund to reduce the burden of treating cancer as at that time at the National Health Dialogue that held in October 2019 in Abuja.


Her predicament began when she started losing weight while undergoing her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) assignment in Ekiti State. She went to the hospital seeking a solution but found none. Tests were done but results didn’t point to anything.


While self-examining her breasts in 2017, she felt a tiny lump on her left breast. This bothered her so much that she first went to the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi before going to the Benue State University Teaching Hospital at her sister’s suggestion. What was supposed to be a simple test developed into a three-year-long back and for

However, after eight sessions of chemotherapy, 25 rounds of radiotherapy and a single mastectomy on her left breast, Ms Hugh has now discovered that she didn’t have cancer at all and the hospital misdiagnosed her, cutting her breast for nothing.

While speaking, she narrated almost break in tears,

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